Want to see what I have accomplished?
I completed the second round on my #3 Rising Tide scarf. Can you see the 'white' in the far right scallop? That is a shimmer yarn that is in the yarn I am using. Sure does add a bit of 'fancy' to the scarf.
I took the other 2 scarves to my LYS to have them soaked and blocked. I decided I would let someone else play with that 100% wool for a while. Being scalloped, it will take a mega amount of pins to get it really blocked nicely. It was not very expensive to have them do it for me. I love supporting my local businesses too.
Last weekend, my BFF informed me her dishcloths were getting pretty worn out. Friday, I went stash diving and found some new to me cotton yarn:
And as usual, I loved it and it is a discontinued yarn. I bought this from a friend who was moving and trying to reduce her stash. Darn it! It was a joy to work with. I made this with it.
This is one of my favorite dishcloth patterns. It is the DW pattern and works up pretty quickly. Since it worked up so quickly, I had time to make this one too.
This pattern was given to me by a friend and is not a published pattern. Both of these cloths were made on Friday as I gave them to her Saturday evening.
Saturday, I decided to concentrate on my socks. The last time I posted a YOP on the socks was week 7 and they looked like this. They have been on vacation because of my wrist and hand until this week. Here is week 7:
Here is today:
Both socks have the heels done and now I am ready to work on the foot and then the toe.
The next few days will be filled with activity. We are leaving on Wednesday morning to head to Washington State. I do have someone coming to stay at the house and take care of the dogs. There is so much to do before a trip. It seems the older I get the longer it takes me to get ready for a get away.
Once we get back from our little trip, I want to get very serious about downsizing our 'stuff'. Hubby seems to be dragging his feet so I will just take charge and do it all myself. As he sees stuff leaving, I am sure he will jump in to protect what he considers valuable items he can not live without. Listen................we have 5 bookcases FULL of books and no reason to keep 90% of them. There are items in our 'backroom' that have not been used or touched in 10 years. There are boxes in our shed that have never been unpacked from when we moved in here in 1988! You get the picture, right? We have the room now for all our 'stuff' yet, I want to move to a smaller home and that means getting rid of some 'stuff'. Maybe even A LOT of 'stuff'. LOL
Okay......................I need to get ready for Mass.
Until next time........................Happy Crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!